We all know that over the past decade, interactive music-themed games have become one of the most popular products in the entertainment market. It makes gaming fun for people like me – who don’t really care that much about Call Of Duty or whatever the popular game is these days.
With that in mind, here are some of the best music based games I’ve ever had the chance to play.
It’s hard to find a music fan who doesn’t love the Beatles – if you’re one of those weirdos who claims they’re overrated – you’re embarrassing yourself. And that is why the Rock Band tribute to them was such a massive success. You could play classic tunes like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Lady Madonna” and pretty much any other song you wanted. The game was the first to offer three-way harmonies on the vocals, as well as a training zone where you could learn the secret to Ringo Starr’s underrated drumming style.
The Just Dance gave lazy people all over the world a fun way to get in shape. Available on the Nintendo Wii, the game allowed users to dance along to their favourite songs, with points scored on how well they keep in time to the music and routine. If there’s anything the world of gamers needed, it was a reason to get off the couch and start moving. This one truly reinvented what a console game could be.
As you all know – I’m a sucker for anything vinyl related. Since the rest of the world has noticed the vinyl comeback, an online slot game called Vinyl Countdown (you can play it at casinoonline.co.nz) has emerged from the minds of a very smart marketing team. The game takes advantage of our nostalgia for music from the days before even CDs existed, while allowing you to play slots with a five reel nine pay line slot and a maximum nine coin bet.
Definitely my personal favourite, Guitar Hero lets even the most uncoordinated guitar failure pretend they are Jimi Hendrix. With a massive collection of tracks to jam along to on the guitar controller, the aim is to click the buttons in correspondence with the chords on screen – allowing you to really believe you are somehow learning to play guitar. You almost had me fooled, Guitar Hero. My illusion of grandeur went away when I actually tried to play my guitar.